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  • Professor Liu as the Wizard of Oz

    Until last Friday, I did not realize that the Obama administration is apparently using Frank Morgan’s performance as the Wizard of Oz as training material for its judicial nominees. What else can one make of Ninth Circuit nominee Goodwin Liu’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee? Liu said, in reference to his past legal writings, “whatever I may have written in the books and the articles would have no bearing on my action as a judge.”

    Obviously, his handlers must think that Morgan’s line when Toto pulls back the curtain on the wizard makes for a good answer to explain embarrassingly radical writings: “Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.” Except Liu changed that line slightly to essentially, “Pay no attention to that man behind those writings.” Are we really expected to believe that Liu, as Conn Carroll points out, has renounced all of his past legal beliefs? Or does his answer provide us with a very telling insight into the principles of a lawyer who is apparently willing to refute (under oath) everything he has ever said or done in order to get a federal judgeship?

    Cross-posted at The Corner.

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    9 Responses to Professor Liu as the Wizard of Oz

    1. Tim AZ says:

      The need for liberals to lie about their true beliefs and socialist tendencies is a good sign. They know very well that American citizens are vehemently apposed to their ideology and will not accept them as having the necessary ability to resist making judgments based on socialist principles rather than the Constitution that they are sworn to uphold. The question is will the Republicans fall for another liberal song and dance and give away another appointment to another extremest?

    2. Pete Stroempl of For says:

      A leopard does not change its spots..

    3. Lloyd Scallan - New says:

      Does anyone expect Obama to appoint or nominate anyone, for any position in

      his socialist government, that is not as radical and has the same ideology as he does? This is not a surprise to those that recognized who and what Obama is

      before he fooled enough of the voters to win the White House. IT's only going to

      get worse until we stop him.

    4. Bill from MD says:

      This is the man Obama wants to nominate for SCOTUS. He is another left wing activist that will ignore the Constitution and use foreign law as his guide.

    5. Ben C. Ann Arbor, MI says:

      Can't fool all the people all the time.

    6. Elbert Kim, Watertow says:

      This is coming from Hans von Spakovsky, who was opposed by organizations like the Brennan Center, Public Citizen, the Common Cause, American Way, the ACLU, Lawyers Committee For Civil Rights, People for the American Way, among many others who all claimed that von Spakovsky has demonstrated contempt for the rule of law and acted in an extreme partisan manner during his time in government?

      Von Spakovsky shows a lack of self restraint when he launched a patchwork quilt of personal attacks against the senior members of the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division. So to take his remarks about a man as accomplished as Professor Goodwin Liu, must be taken with a grain of salt. Von Spakovsky is nowhere near even 1/5th of the intellectual prowess Professor Liu has shown.

      Thank you for letting me contribute my humble opinion to Mr. Von Spakovsky's remarks.

    7. Elbert Kim, Watertow says:

      This is coming from Hans von Spakovsky, who was opposed by organizations like the Brennan Center, Public Citizen, the Common Cause, American Way, the ACLU, Lawyers Committee For Civil Rights, People for the American Way, among many others who all claimed that von Spakovsky has demonstrated contempt for the rule of law and acted in an extreme partisan manner during his time in government?

      Von Spakovsky shows a lack of self restraint when he launched a patchwork quilt of personal attacks against the senior members of the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division and so it's not surprising to see it happening here again.

      Thank you for letting me contribute my humble opinion to Mr. Von Spakovsky's remarks.

    8. Wildcat from Dallast says:

      The response by Liu should be a strong warning to everyone that he will in fact say anything in exchange for a federal judgeship. He has NO working moral compass and the black robes judges wear to signify their hidden prejudices will not hide his! He will rule just as he has written thoughts on legal matters in the articles and books attributed to his own pen. There should be NO senator alive that would believe him during his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee with such current (recent) examples of Obama (with his taped interviews and writings) and Sotomayer (and her taped performances and decisions) along with her testimony.

      Once again it is time to communicate by all means available to your elected representative first, then remaining ones to not accept his mere words over the substance of his previous written legal works.

    9. Kathy from Fort Wayn says:

      A couple weeks ago, I wrote my Senators on voting no on this man. Mr. Liu believes our Constitution should evolve. No way do I want someone of this kind of thought to be a judge. Let alone of other things he stands for.

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